I know that some people maintain that God doesn’t have a will for our lives beyond our sanctification, but He does. No, we cannot sit down and pray to know it until He reveals a fully developed life plan, but He has put us in the places we are, the times in which we live, […]

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I travel out of the country regularly and have led around 100 Short-Term Mission trips. I have developed packing lists for each of the kinds of trips that I do and keep them on my phone. I have one packing list for warm weather places, one for cold places at high altitudes, and one for […]

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Reflect – Take time to reflect on your experience, the people you met, the lessons you learned, the insights God granted, and how you are changed as a result. Too much of our lives is spent racing from event to event and we seldom take the time to reflect on what God is teaching us. […]

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I travel and speak in a lot of churches, conferences, and countries, preaching and teaching about missions or taking teams on mission trips. I lead orientation for mission agencies and serve on their boards. In the process of all of this I talk to a lot of people who are passionate about missions. Some of […]

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Guest post by Reaching & Teaching staff member, Jon Deedrick  Is theology necessary to your life as a Christian? Beyond that, is teaching, understanding, and loving theology a vital component of the mission that Christ gave each one of us – to go into all the world and make disciples? Working toward a definition At its […]

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Guest post from Reaching & Teaching staff member, Cohen Ezelle: I remember when the Lord first started giving me the desire to train pastors and church leaders. I was in my mid twenties, in Bible College, and working in landscaping full-time. Needless to say I would come home physically drained after sweating in the hot […]

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I'm writing this while flying from Belém to São Paulo for a few days of meetings with IMB missionaries and Brazilian Baptist leaders after spending two weeks in the Brazilian Amazon with a team of students from Southern Seminary and the College at Southern. We joined International Mission Board missionaries Rob and Jenny Patterson and […]

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